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    Re: Interesting "other" bee i saw today

    I saw this non-bee pollinating my basil. It looks somewhat like a yellow jacket.13875
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    Very dark honey

    While doing some end of season maintenance on one of my hives, I removed some cross comb. It had some capped cells and some open cells. The comb had some very dark honey? While further checking, I...
  3. New solution for AFB and verroa mites?????

    I received an email in my junk folder for a treatment for AFB called Ferro-Bee. I'm somewhat skeptical of any product that I don't read about in any of the many Beek forums I visit. (if it sounds too...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    On mayday '14 a swarm (not from one of my hives) installed itself in my Bee equipment shed in a 10 frame deep that was in a large paper bag. I had two hive sets waiting for captured swarms, (I'm on...
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    Re: Robbing Question

    Thanks for the quick reply. That's good advice. When we opened the hive there was no honey and maybe 100 brood on new comb in the medium. It's two deeps and a medium. We closed the top entrance,...
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    Re: Robbing Question

    We have a hive that was robbed. It is not dead, there are new brood cells (not drone) and a few hundred bees. We have two strong top bar hives and a new langstroth. The new hive is from a swarm...
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    Re: weight of honey

    After reading this thread and some other sources, it seems that the weight of honey vs. volume varies a bit depending on several factors. A fairly common practice is to use water weight/volume as a...
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    Article on five formulated fungicides

    I found this article while researching information on treatment free beekeeping.
    Assessing delayed and acute toxicity of five formulated fungicides to Osmia lignaria Say and Apis mellifera
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  9. Re: Received conflicting advice on going treatment free

    I started my first hives for "4H" in the late fifties. The only problem I remember was the possibility foul brood. We didn't do any treatment. My biggest worry where I lived were bears. I sold my...
  10. Re: Received conflicting advice on going treatment free

    I started my first hives for "4H" in the late fifties. The only problem I remember was the possibility foul brood. We didn't do any treatment. My biggest worry where I lived were bears. I sold my...
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    Re: Earliest swarm

    I posted on another thread. I captured a football sized swarm in North Portland yesterday. Tax day wasn't so bad after all.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    This thread isn't very active. I captured a football sized swarm in North Portland, OR. yesterday April 15. Better than a tax return.
  13. Re: questions about swarms and swarm traps.......

    Will a swarm trap encourage a nearby hive to swarm? I have three hives and plan to put out a trap for a fourth. How far away should I put the trap from working hives?encourage a nearby hive to...
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    Re: Removing attachmentpoints

    We went into our TBs yesterday. We have two with plastic viewing windows. One hive has very few attachment points close to the bar. The other has one to two for each comb but only on the window....
  15. Re: How do we Fix hive after stopping a swarm.

    Thank you for your reply. That’s very possible. We didn’t see her but that’s no surprise. After talking with some other beekeepers we had decided to just remove the excluder and see what happens. We...
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    Re: When to stop feeding? First hive.... :-D

    We got a mature hive early this spring. At first they were taking a quart of sugar water from a top feeder daily. After a week and a half when plants in the area started blooming they stopped eating...
  17. How do we Fix hive after stopping a swarm.

    Getting back into beekeeping after decades, there is a lot to learn and re-learn.
    We got a langstroth hive of two ten frame deeps as brood. We fed them for about twelve days until they stopped...
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